Tomato, black olive, caper, feta and pickled red onion salad with mint

Updated: May 7

A simple and interesting greek style salad, that switches up the classic recipe in favour of capers and pickled red onions.




I stumbled across this recipe at a fantastic greek fast food restaurant in soho. It was one of those “it's pouring with rain, I'm really hungry, go into the first place we find” kind of moments.


It was absolutely tiny and we had homemade pitas stuffed with roast chicken and this absolute dream of salad which was a few simple ingredients that just worked so well together.


I’ve now made the recipe countless times now, it’s a real winner for a sunny bbq and a nice alternative to a classic greek salad.


Serves 4-5 as a side dish


Ingredients

  • 1 medium size bowl of cherry tomatoes, any smaller tomatoes will do

  • 3 tablespoons of caster sugar

  • 1 red onion

  • White wine / or apple cider vinager

  • 3 heaped tbl capers

  • 1 small handful of black olives

  • 4 sticks of feta

  • Handful mint

  • Olive oil

  • Half a lemon

  • Salt and pepper


Method

  • Thinly slice your red onion and cover with vinegar, in a glass dissolve your caster sugar with a little warm water and add to your onions - leave to sit for 1 hour

  • Chop your cherry tomatoes into halves or quarters depending on the size

  • Toss in a bowl with capers, chopped black olives and crumbled feta cheese

  • Once your onions have sat, dispose of the pickling liquor and add your onions

  • Toss the salad with a slug of olive oil, squeeze of lemon and seasoning and add your roughly chopped mint

  • Taste to serve, you might want to add a sprinkle of suga

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